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Theatre Departments 2001-02

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The following is a list of selected theatre departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance), and U/RTA (University/Resident Theatre Association) are indicated as such.

Schools are listed alphabetically within each state. Back Stage sent out questionnaires to the schools in order to update its list. We also checked against the NAST and U/RTA directories. If the school did not respond to the questionnaire, we placed an asterisk (*) next to its name, denoting the fact that information is from our 2000 listing. Listings for schools that have advertisements within this section include website, department head, and degrees offered. For more specific information, contact the schools directly.

The National Association of Schools of Theatre, established in 1969, aims to "improve educational practices and maintain high professional standards in theatre education." NAST is located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Reston, VA 20190, phone (703) 437-0700, email: info@arts-accredit.org, website: www.arts-accredit.org.

The University/Resident Theatre Association, also founded in 1969, was established to "work toward highest standards in theatre production and performance and to help bring resident professional theatre to the university campus and its community." U/RTA is located at 1560 Broadway, Suite 414, New York, NY 10036, phone (212) 221-1130, email: urta@aol.com, website: www.urta. com.

ALABAMA

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

University of Alabama

One Festival Drive

Montgomery, AL 36117

(334) 271-5300

Email: asfamfa@mindspring.com

Website: www.asf.net

Dept. Heads:

Colleen Kelly, dir.

Degrees: Graduate acting program; M.F.A. in Stage Management & Theatre Management

(U/RTA)

Auburn University

Department of Theatre

211 Telfair B. Peet Theatre

Auburn, AL 36849-5422

(334) 844-4748/fax (334) 844-4939

Email: gardner@auburn.edu

(NAST)

*Auburn University, Montgomery

Department of Communications & Dramatic Arts

PO Box 244023

Montgomery, AL 36124-4023

(334) 244-3379

Email: rgaines@edla.aum.edu

*Jacksonville State University

Department of Drama

344 Stone Center

700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, AL 36265

(205) 782-5623/fax (205) 782-5706

Email: jrhodes@jsucc.jsu.edu

(NAST)

University of Alabama

Department of Theatre and Dance

Box 870239

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0239

(205) 348-3856/fax (205) 348-9048

Email: pmccray@theatre.as.ua.edu

(NAST, U/RTA)

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Department of Theatre

700 13th St., Bell Bldg. 101

Birmingham, AL 35294-3340

(205) 934-3236/fax (205) 934-8076

*University of Montevallo

Communication Arts Department

6210

Montevallo, AL 35115

(205) 665-6210

University of North Alabama

Department of Communications & Theatre

Box 5007

Florence, AL 35632

(256) 765-4247/fax (256) 765-4839

Email: druebhau@unanov.una.edu

University of South Alabama

Department of Dramatic Arts

PAC 1052

University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL 36688-0002

(251) 460-6305/fax (251) 461-1511

Email:

Rjackson@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

ALASKA

*University of Alaska, Anchorage

Department of Theatre and Dance

3211 Providence Dr.

Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 786-1792/fax (907) 786-1799

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Theatre Department

PO Box 755700

Fairbanks, AK 99775-5700

(907) 474-6590/fax (907) 474-7048

Email: fythtr@uaf.edu

ARIZONA

*Arizona State University

College of Fine Arts

Department of Theatre

PO Box 872102

Tempe, AZ 85287-2102

(480) 965-8563

(NAST)

*Northern Arizona University

Theatre Division

School of Performing Arts

Box 6040

Flagstaff, AZ 86011

(520) 523-9596/fax (520) 523-5111

University of Arizona

Department of Theatre Arts

PO Box 210003

Building 3A

Tucson, AZ 85721-0003

(520) 621-7008

Email: theatre@email.arizona.edu

(NAST, U/RTA)

ARKANSAS

*Lyon College

Theatre Department

PO Box 2317

Batesville, AR 72503

(870) 793-1750/fax (870) 698-4622

Email: mcounts@lyon.edu

Southern Arkansas University

Theatre & Mass Communications Department

SAU Box 9203

Magnolia, AR 71754-9203

(870) 235-4257/fax (870) 235-5005

Email: ddmurphy@saumag.edu

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Department of Drama

Kimpel Hall 619

Fayetteville, AR 72701

(501) 575-2953/fax (501) 575-7602

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Theatre Arts & Dance Department

2801 South University Ave.

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 569-3291/fax (501) 569-8355

Email: evellsworth@ualr.edu

(NAST)

University of Central Arkansas

Department of Theatre

Snow Fine Arts 233

PO Box 4942

Conway, AR 72035

(501) 450-5608/fax (501) 450-3296

Email: bobw@mail.uca.edu

(NAST)

CALIFORNIA

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Hollywood

1336 North La Brea Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 464-2777

Website: www.aada.org

Depart. Heads:

Marguerite Artura, v.p. of administration & financial affairs

Madonna Young, dir. of instruction

Degrees: A.A.

(NAST)

*American Conservatory Theatre

30 Grant Ave., 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108-5800

(415) 439-2350/fax (415) 834-3300

Email: conservatory@act-sfbay.org

Antelope Valley College

Theatre Arts Dept.

3041 West Ave. K

Lancaster, CA 93536

(661) 722-6394

Email: mbranner@hotmail.com

California Institute of the Arts

Theater School

24700 McBean Pkwy.

Valencia, CA 91355

(661) 253-7853/fax (661) 255-0462

Website: www.calarts.edu

Dept. Head: Susan Solt, dean and prod'r.

(NAST; U/RTA)

*California State Polytechnic University

Department of Theatre

3801 W. Temple Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768

(909) 869-3900

California State University, Bakersfield

Performing Arts Department

9001 Stockdale Highway

Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

(661) 664-3093/fax (661) 665-6901

Email: adupratt@csub.edu

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Department of Theatre Arts

1000 E. Victoria St.

Carson, CA 90747

(310) 243-3588

Email: theatrearts@csudh.edu

(NAST)

California State University, Fresno

Department of Theatre Arts

5201 N. Maple

Fresno, CA 93740-8027

(559) 278-3987/fax (559) 278-7215

(NAST)

California State University, Fullerton

Department of Theatre and Dance

800 N. State College Blvd.

PO Box 6850

Fullerton, CA 92834-6850

(714) 278-3628/fax (714) 278-7041

(NAST)

California State University, Long Beach

Theatre Arts Department

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840

(562) 985-5357/fax (562) 985-2263

(NAST)

California State University, Los Angeles

Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance

5151 State University Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90032

(323) 343-4110/fax (323) 343-5567

*California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91330 -8320

(818) 677-3086

(NAST)

California State University, Sacramento

Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance

6000 J St.

Sacramento, CA 95816-6069

(916) 278-6368

Email: pomor@sacllink.csus.edu

(NAST)

California State University, San Bernardino

Department of Theatre Arts

5500 University Pkwy.

San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397

(909) 880-5876

Dept. Head: Margaret Perry

Degrees: B.A.; interdisciplinary M.A.

California State University, Stanislaus

Department of Drama

801 W. Monte Vista

Turlock, CA 95382

(209) 667-3451/fax (209) 667-3782

(NAST)

*Centre Theatre Conservatory

Department of Theatre and Dance

324 N. Orange St.

Glendale, CA 91203

(818) 244-8481/fax (818) 244-5042

Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre

PO Box 816

Blue Lake, CA 95525

(707) 668-5663

Email: dellarte@aol.com

(NAST)

Foothill College

Foothill Theatre Conservatory

12345 El Monte Rd.

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

(650) 949-7111

Email: bergmann8@juno.com

*Dianne and Lorrie Hull Studio

1148 17 St., Suite 3

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(805) 682-0638 or (310) 828-0632

Email: hullwshop@hotmail.com

The Globe Theatres/University of San Diego

M.F.A. in Dramatic Arts

PO Box 122171

San Diego, CA 92112-2171

(619) 231-1941 ext. 2131

Email: info@globemfa.org

Website: www.globemfa.org

Depart. Head: Richard Seer, dir.

Degrees: M.F.A. in Dramatic Arts

Humboldt State University

Department of Theatre, Film & Dance

1 Harpst St.

Arcata, CA 95521

(707) 826-3566/fax (707) 826-5494

Email: theatre@humboldt.edu

(NAST)

Los Angeles City College

Theatre Academy

855 North Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2990

Email: ffate@aol.com

Website:

Theatre_Academy.lacc.cc.ca.us

Dept. Head: Fred Fate, chair

Degrees: A.A. Theatre Arts; Certificate of Completion: 2 year Acting, 3 year Acting, 2 year Costuming, 3 year Technical Theatre.

Los Angeles Valley College

Theatre Arts Department

5800 Fulton Ave.

Valley Glen, CA 91401

(818) 947-2352

*Loyola Marymount University

Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

7900 Loyola Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90045-8210

(310) 338-2839/fax (310) 338-1984

Email: mkessler@lmu.edu

(NAST)

Mills College

Department of Dramatic Arts & Film Studies

5000 MacArthur Blvd., Lisser Hall

Oakland, CA 94613-1301

(510) 430-2169/fax (510) 430-3314

Email: anhender@mills.edu

Occidental College

Department of Theater

1600 Campus Road

Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314

(323) 259-2771

Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Allan Hancock College

Department of Theatre

PO Box 1700

Santa Maria, CA 93456-1700

(805) 928-7731 x4115

Website: www.pcpa.org

Email: conservatory@pcpa.org

Dept. Heads: Mark Booher, assoc. artistic dir., conservatory dir. acting

Judith A. Ryerson, conservatory dir. technical theatre

Degrees: Certificate

Pomona College

Department of Theatre and Dance

300 E. Bonita

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 621-8186/fax (909) 621-8780

San Diego State University

Department of Theatre

San Diego, CA 92182-7601

(619) 594-6363

(NAST)

*San Francisco State University

Department of Theatre Arts (CA 103)

1600 Holloway Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94132-4157

(415) 338-1341/fax (415) 338-0575

Email: tha@sfsu.edu

(NAST)

*San Jose State University

Department of Theatre Arts

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0098

(408) 924-4530/fax (408) 924-4578

Email: rjenkins@email.sjsu.edu

(NAST)

Santa Clara University

Department of Theatre and Dance

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053-0340

(408) 554-4989 or (408) 554-4599

Email: bmurray@scu.edu

Santa Rosa Junior College

Department of Theatre Arts

1501 Mendocino Ave.

Santa Rosa , CA 95401

(707) 527-4418/fax (707) 524-1689

Email: mscozzari@santarosa.edu

*Sonoma State University

Theatre Arts Department

1801 E. Cotati Ave.

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

(707) 664-2474

*Stanford University

Department of Drama

551 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-5010

(650) 723-2576

*University of California, Berkeley

Department of Dramatic Art/Center for Theater Arts

101 Dwinelle Annex

Berkeley, CA 94720-2560

(510) 642-1677/fax (510) 643-9956

*University of California, Davis

Department of Theatre & Dance

One Shields Ave.

Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-0890/fax (530) 752-8818

Email: nhmedovoy@ucdavis.edu

University of California, Irvine

Drama Department

249 Drama

Irvine, CA 92697-2775

(949) 824-6614

(NAST, U/RTA)

*University of California, Los Angeles

School of Theater, Film, & Television

102 East Melnitz, #951622

Los Angeles, CA 90095

(310) 206-8441

(NAST)

*University of California, Riverside

1347 Olmsted Hall

Department of Theatre

Riverside, CA 92521-0324

(909) 787-6486/fax (909) 787-4651

*University of California, San Diego

Department of Theatre and Dance

9500 Gilman Dr.

La Jolla, CA 92093-0344

(858) 534-3791/fax (858) 534-1080

*University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Dramatic Art/Div. of Dance, UCSB

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

(805) 893-3241/fax (805) 893-7029

Email:

mcdaniel@humanitas.ucsb.edu

University of LaVerne

Department of Theatre Arts

1950 Third St.

Laverne, CA 91750

(909) 593-3511 x 4550/fax (909) 392-2787

Email: theatre@ulv.edu

University of Southern California

School of Theatre

University Park, DRC 107

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0791

(213) 740-6771

Email: tabithat@usc.edu

*University of the Pacific

Department of Theatre Arts

3601 Pacific Ave.

Stockton, CA 95211

(209) 946-2116/fax (209) 946-2118

Email: plach@uop.edu

COLORADO

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Department of Speech Communication

PO Box 173362, CB 34

Denver, CO 80217-3362

(303) 556-3033/fax (303) 556-6239

National Theatre Conservatory

Denver Center Theatre Company

1050 13th St.

Denver, CO 80204

(303) 446-4855

University of Colorado

Department of Theatre and Dance

261 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

(303) 492-7355

Email: thtrdnce@Colorado.edu

*University of Colorado, Denver

Department of Theatre

Campus Box 177

PO Box 172264

Denver, CO 80217-3364

(303) 556-4652

*University of Denver

Department of Theatre

2199 S. University Blvd.

Majorie Reed Hall 103

Denver, CO 80208

(303) 871-2518/fax (303) 871-2505

Email: thea01@denver.du.edu

*University of Northern Colorado

Department of Theatre Arts and Dance 188

Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 351-2194

*University of Southern Colorado

Theatre Program

Speech Communication and Theatre

Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

(719) 549-2180

CONNECTICUT

*Albertus Magnus College

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

700 Prospect St.

New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 773-8584

Central Connecticut State University

Department of Theatre

1615 Stanley St.

New Britain, CT 06050

(860) 832-3151/fax (860) 832-3164

Email: johnsonlani@ccsu.edu

*Connecticut College

Department of Theatre

270 Mohegan Ave.

New London, CT 06320

(860) 439-2605/fax: (860) 439-2595

*Fairfield University

Dept. of Visual and Performing Arts

Fairfield, CT 06430

(203) 254-4000 ext. 2435

O'Neill National Theater Institute

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

305 Great Neck Road

Waterford, CT 06385

(860) 443-7139/fax (860) 443-9653

Email: ntiadmit@conncoll.edu

Southern Connecticut State University

Department of Theatre

501 Crescent St., LB-17

New Haven, CT 06515

(203) 392-6100/fax (203) 392-6105

Website: www.scsu.ctstateu.edu

Dept. Head: Dr. William R. Elwood, chair

Degrees: B.A.

Trinity College

Department of Theater and Dance Department

300 Summit St.

Hartford, CT 06106-3100

(860) 297-5122/fax (860) 297-5380

Email: pkennedy@mail.trincoll.edu

Website: http://www.trincoll.edu/pub/academics/departments/theater_dance.html

Dept. Heads: Judy Dworin, chair

Katharine Power, assoc. chair

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Department of Dramatic Arts

Unit 1127, 802 Bolton Rd.

Storrs, CT 06269-1127

(860) 486-4025

(NAST, U/RTA)

*University of Hartford

Department of Art History-Cinema-Drama

200 Bloomfield Ave.

West Hartford, CT 06117

(860) 768-4742/fax (860) 768-4080

Email: porterfie@mail.hartford.edu

Wesleyan University

Theater Department

Middletown, CT 06459-0452

(860) 685-2950

*Western Connecticut State University

Theatre Arts Department

181 White St.

Danbury, CT 06810

(203) 837-8259/fax (203) 837-8611

Email: walton@wcsu.ctstateu.edu

*Yale University

Theater Studies Program

PO Box 208296

New Haven, CT 06520-8296

(203) 432-1310/fax (203) 432-1308

Email: theater@pantheon.yale.edu

*Yale University School of Drama

PO Box 208325

New Haven, CT 06520-8325

(203) 432-1507/fax (203) 432-9668

Email: Maria.Leyeton@yale.edu

DELAWARE

University of Delaware

Professional Theatre Training

Program

409 Academy St.

Newark, DE 19716-2530

(302) 831-2201/fax (302) 831-3673

Email: kbrady@udel.edu

Website: www.udel.edu/theatre/pttp

Dept. Head: Sanford Robbins, dir.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Academy for Classical Acting

The Shakespeare Theatre

at George Washington University

516 8th St. SE

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 547-3230 or (888) ACA-7004

Dept. Head: Michael Kahn, dir.

Degrees: M.F.A. in Classical Acting

*American University

Department of Performing Arts

4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20016-8053

(202) 885-3426

*The Catholic University of America

Department of Drama

Cardinal Station

Washington, DC 20064

(202) 319-5358/fax (202) 319-5359

Email: cuadrama@cua.edu

*The Center for Movement Theatre

PO Box 11655

Washington, DC 20008

(301) 495-8822

*George Washington University

Department of Theatre and Dance

800 21st St., NW, Ste. 227

Washington, DC 20052

(202) 994-8072

Howard University

Department of Theatre Arts-Dance

2455 6th St., NW

Washington, DC 20059

(202) 806-7050/fax (202) 806-9193

(NAST)

National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

1556 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 333-2202/fax (202) 333-1753

Email: ncdadrama@aol.com

FLORIDA

Eckerd College

Theatre Department

4200 54th Ave. South

St. Petersburg, FL 33711

(727) 864-8279

*Florida Atlantic University

Department of Theatre

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

(561) 297-3810/fax (561) 297-2180

Email: jbaldet@fau/edu

Florida International University

Department of Theatre and Dance

11200 SW 8th St.

Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2895

Email: Cornejoa@fiu.edu

(NAST)

Florida School of the Arts

5001 St. Johns Ave.

Palatka, FL 32177-3897

(386) 312-4300/fax (386) 312-4306

Florida Southern College

Department of Theatre

111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive

Lakeland, FL 33801

(863) 680-4226/fax (863) 680-4457

Email: jbeck@flsouthern.edu

Florida State University

Asolo Conservatory for Theatre & Dance

5555 North Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34243

(941) 351-9010/fax (941) 359-5760

Email: Pam_Conner@asolo.org

(U/RTA)

Florida State University

FSU School of Theatre

Fine Arts Building, Room 239

Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160

(850) 644-6795/fax (850) 644-7408

Email: got-info@mailer.fsu.edu

Website: www.fsu.edu/~theatre

Dept. Head: Dr. Nancy Smith Fichter, interim dean

Degrees: B.A., B.F.A., M.A./M.S., M.F.A., Ph. D

(NAST, U/RTA)

New World School of the Arts

Department of Theater

300 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33132

(305) 237-3543

Email: jguerra@mdcc.edu

(NAST)

*Palm Beach Atlantic College

PO Box 24708

W. Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

(561) 803-2417

*Rollins College

Dept. of Theatre and Dance

1000 Holt Ave. ? 2735

Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 646-2257

*University of Central Florida

Theatre Department

PO Box 162372

Orlando, FL 32816-2372

(407) 823-2861/fax (407) 823-6446

University of Florida

Department of Theatre & Dance

PO Box 115900

4th Fl., McCarty Hall C

Gainesville, FL 32611-5900

(352) 392-2038/fax (352) 392-5114

Email: kevinmar@ufl.edu

Website: www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance

Dept. Heads: Kevin Marshall, chair

Joan Frosch, asst. chair

(NAST, U/RTA)

*University of Miami

Department of Theatre Arts

PO Box 248273

Coral Gables, FL 33124

(305) 284-4474

Email:

theatredepartment@miami.edu

*University of South Florida

Department of Theatre

4202 E. Fowler Ave.

TAR 230

Tampa, FL 33620

(813) 974-2701

(NAST)

*University of West Florida

Department of Theatre

11000 University Pkwy.

Pensacola, FL 32504

(850) 474-2146/fax (850) 474-3247

Email: jsavage@uwf.edu

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